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11 years later americans pause to remember the worst ever terrorist attack on u.s. soil. insult to injury. surveillance video captures a california woman getting car jacked and then slammed by her very even vehicle. and old meets new. switzerland's famed jet man performs a spectacular stunt switzerland's famed jet man performs a spectacular stunt alongside an historic aircraft. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm mara skaf va come poe. today we begin with a day to reflect.
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11 years ago today terrorists attacked this country in an unprecedented assault killing nearly 3,000 people. today remembrance ceremonies will be held at each of the locations where lives were lost including the site of the new york trade center. danielle lee joins us at ground zero. >> reporter: good morning, mara. later the ceremonies at the reflecting pools will feature six minutes of silence marking the attacks. they'll have a reading of the names of the victims. this year's ceremony will be smaller than in years past. one year after their debut, these reflecting pools sitting in place of the fallen world trade towers will once again be front and center. >> you just can't forget that day. >> reporter: and while the country isn't for getting the people lost in the september 11th terrorist attacks, this year much has changed. unlike last year, politicians have been asked not to speak. only relatives will read the names of the victims on this 11th anniversary.
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president obama will stay in watching ton and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gaertd near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitol. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved and there is no greater sacrifice. >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority which owns the site battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm great fied that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day.
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>> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will make this tribute complete. and in the last 24 hours some relief for residents and first responders who have suffered from cancer due to the debris following those attacks, the world trade center health program will cover treatment for many of them. reporting live in lower manhattan, i'm danielle lynn. thank you. after a long summer break congress is back in session in washington. on the agenda, they'll try to pass a spending bill to fund the day-to-day efforts. nbc's steve handelsman reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: lawmakers in the house and the senate are back after a month long break with a pile of urgent business. but they're focused first on the election. >> both parties are looking at
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public opinion polls, looking at which parts of their agenda are popular and which part of the other sides are unpopular and drama advertise those with floor votes that don't result in bills. >> reporter: so democrats want a new vote on the paul ryan budget to drive home to voters that he would change medicare. republicans want the vote to phase out solar and wind power subsidies to drive home to voters that president obama lost a half billion on solyndra. a far bigger issue, the impasse over hiking taxes on the rich that have not settled could raise everyone's rates january 1st and trigger huge defense and social service cuts. the fiscal cliff is getting put off until after election day. the farm bill that will help with the drought is partially postponed because republicans are pushing for a cut in food stamps. >> the american people are asking to balance this budget. >> reporter: each side blames the other. >> for people that are outside
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and out of work, they're astonished by the fact that this congress won't do anything. it seems content to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: so what might get passed before the election? nearly one of those short term stop-gap spending bills to keep government going past september 30th. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, capitol hill. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in nebraska, four masked men armed with an ak-47 took over a mini market. they dragged a clerk along the floor as she struggled, then forced her to the cash register to hand over money. they were in and out of the store in less than 90 seconds and they're wanted for at least one other holdup. in california, newly released video shows a 70-year-old woman getting car jacked in a parking lot. moments later she was run down by her very own siv. the woman has recovered but the car jacker is still at large. in north carolina it's hard to believe, but authorities say
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that's a u.s. marine on the left viciously attacking a taxi driver. the marine stationed at fort lejeune is accused of beating and threatening to kill that cabby. the marine checked himself into a mental health facility and is expected to be arrested. finally, on a far, far less serious note in georgia, there's a legal battle brewing over a pink dollhouse. a homeowner's association is suing in part because a play house built for a 4-year-old girl by her grandmother says the color irritates the neighbors. do people have a little too much time on their hands? >> i think it's time to paint the whole house pink. >> exactly. >> i'll show you. all right. want to talk about a few things. there are a few things, hopefully you shut your windows. we have seen temperatures down in the freezing range. 32 at the moment. 33 now. saranac lake in northern, new york. take a look out at st. john's
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newfoundland. a very fast moving storm. look at the distance between bermuda and st. john's. going to make landfall later on this morning as a tropical storm. there's a look at it. it will be out of our hair by tomorrow. it will quickly weaken. that system racing 40 miles per hour towards the north northeast. give an update for our folks out towards newfoundland. for the rest of us, quiet conditions. central florida may see showers fire up during the heat of the afternoon. windy conditions from at least portions of the plaps up towards the dakotas. montana, that high fire danger for today. certainly be careful out there. keep anything, sparks, ash, that sort of thing inside your vehicle. be is safe out there. across the four corners, chances for showers. central southern arizona, that will slowly spread east. there's a look at the radar over florida. there's a look at the region.
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let's check out your local forecast. philly coming in beautiful today, 77 degrees, full sunshine. it's not until you get down into florida where you see showers on the east coast. otherwise you have to head pretty far out the west coast. phoenix with thunderstorms in your forecast. for a good stretch of the country, mara, it looks good. there are a lot of on ser vagtss going on, a lot of remembrances. >> seems like things are quieting down. >> it will go back up. >> could a new iphone help boost the economy? your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, the starve "the dark knight rises" shows why he's more like a knight in shining arm more. coming up an envelope doubleheader, and the longest u.s. open final ever. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm mara schiavocampo. al qaeda's number two in yemen has been killed reportedly by a u.s. drone missile. he and six others died when their car was hit by a missile yesterday. the strike by teachers in chicago enters a second day. more than 350,000 students will get another day off school. talks between the teachers union and the school board will enter into talks again. parents listen up, a new study says that letting children cry does not cause long lasting psychological problems. scientists say wind turbines could produce enough energy to power the entire world. the studies looked at wind power but not the finances.
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jet man has staged a spectacular display of flying in formation with an iconic world war ii spit firefighter plane. eve rossi flew in the skies over switzerland. now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,254 after falling 52 points yesterday. the s&p dropped 8 and the nasdaq sank 342. taking a look at oversees markets this morning. the nikkei lost 32 points but in hang is seng it gained 30. stocks fell as investors locked in gains from last week's rally. traders held off on any big bets. news americans cut back their credit card use again in july underscored investors' anxiety about the economy. tech stocks took the biggest hit weighed down by intel after several firms slashed its prime target. insurer aig tell 2% after
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investors sold $18 billion of their stock. bp is selling its oil fields for just over $5.5 billion. leap frog tum p bled 9% after toys are us said they'll launch their own tablet. hp had layoffs up to 29,000. east man kodak ousted its cfo and announced another 1,000 layoffs. millions of websites hosted by were down for several hours monday. the hacker group anonymous was reportedly behind that outage. finally, there's been a lot of speculation about apple's next generation iphone expected to be out tomorrow. a jpmorgan analyst said the new phone could add between a quarter to half a percentage price point to the nation's domestic product. the reds walk off, a back to
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back jack and a record breaking u.s. finals. the ravens make themselves at home in the nifl. we're talking a lot about how much sunshine we're dealing with across the country. we'll see if it can last through your week. coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this
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is "early today." in sports, the nfl season's first edition of monday night football started off last night with a twin bill. here's nbc's fred roggin with all your sports headlines. good morning. no better way to end week one of the nfl than with a monday night doubleheader. let's go to baltimore where they honored the late art modell. he brought the ravens to baltimore in '96. led from start to finish. joe flacco dismannedled cinci's defense. ed reed sealed the deal in the third, picked off andy dalton. rumbled down the sidelines. soared into the end zone. ravens had everything going they won it 44-13. raiders had some of the most passionate fans in the league, well, their team, that's another story. chargers grabbed the lead. philip rivers to malcolm floyd. san diego up 10-0 in the half. then the wheels fell off. their special teams were anything but. the mistakes added up and the
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raiders played themselves out of the game. chargers won it 22-16. from the gridiron to the diamond, they beat the tigers. alex rios and a.j. pra sin ski had back to back homers. they had a 6-1 win. pirates and reds played into the wee hours of the night. two aboard for ryan lud wik. ripped a grounder to short. chase dard doe the diving stop. bobbled the throw. in came the winning run. we've saved the best for last. the men's final, the u.s. open was one for the ages. andy murray and novak djokovic duked it out. novak came storming back, took the next two but didn't have enough left in the tank. cramped up in the set. with djokovic down, murray rose to the occasion. match point. andy murray follows up olympic gold with his first grand slam title winning it in five sets.
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that's your early look at sports on earle li today. i'm. >> fred: roggin. >> details on the blake ryan jessica reynolds wedding. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus meet a north carolina man with his own spur of the moment plan for redistribution of wealth. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today." on this tuesday, i mentioned
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some cool spots across the country. there are some areas in the northern adirondacks with temperatures in the mid to lower 30s. denver, looking for about 87 degrees late afternoon. may actually see a chance for showers, thunderstorms. better chance shows up tomorrow. billings, remember yesterday with temperatures in the 90s. today tryout some mid to lower 70s. 60s for tomorrow. showers getting in towards minneapolis. if you're watching us on tmj 4 in milwaukee, wisconsin, what a better way to enjoy the seven artists exhibition at fence forward and forever free. that is your early today event of the day. thank you very much. now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. we have all the details on blake lively and ryan reynolds secret wedding. it was planned by a martha stewart wedding expert. she wore a march taz za gown, he wore a bur berry suit.
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the cake driven in from virginia cost $3,000. music which bass florence welch. one side note, ryan lochte who made recently his dream girl is reportedly very, very sad. jessica simpson helped katie couric premiere her show yesterday said she lost 40 pounds since giving birth. the new weight watchers spokesperson says the company has not pressured her. sheryl crow told couric she thinks cell phone use may be to blame for her brain tumor. finally, christian bail is a super hero. he treated a 4-year-old cancer patient and his family to a disney trip. that's sweet. i'd like to go back to the blake lively and ryan reynolds. i didn't know they were dating. >> we were talking about this yesterday because when did he -- i mean, he was with scarlet johansson. it's tough to keep track of these things. celebrity weddings, if they last past five years, then tell me. >> right. exactly.
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clearly he likes beautiful women, scarlet johansson, blake lively. >> not bad, buddy. this comes to us from wxii 12 news in winston-salem, north carolina, where one man's milestone means good for fun for everyone else. 57-year-old bob decided to take the $285 his wife gave him as a birthday present and offered it to strangers driving by giving it a wait 5 bucks at a time. he said there's eye lot of folks who can use it more than he can. his wife was so impressed he gave him more cash to help him keep paying it forward. i'm mara skaf va campo. this is your first stop today on your nbc station.
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now from washington's leading news station, this is "news 4 today." at 4:28, a live look at clear skies across the nation's capital and a chilly 61 degrees outside our studios. your forecast just ahead. first, good morning, everybody, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> welcome to news 4 today for this tuesday, september 11th, 2012. today marks the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks. nearly 3,000 people were killed when planes crashed into the world trade center, the pentagon and a field in pennsylvania. megan mcgrath is live at the pentagon with a preview of the commemoration ceremonies planned for today. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. this, of course, is a very sad
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and solemn day. the events of 9/11 changed this country forever. here at the pentagon, 59 people aboard flight 77 were killed. another 125 people inside the pentagon died in the attacks of 9/11. gnaw, last year was the tenth anniversary and the first since osama bin laden was killed. and there was a very large memorial service here. this year, however, things are going to be quite different. a remembrance ceremony will be held but it's going to be much smaller in size, not open to the general public. it will strictly be limited to family members. the victims memorial is also closed to the general public this morning to allow family members to reflect in the calm and quiet this morning. and we are expecting a number of family to begin coming here to the pentagon to just quietly sit on those benches at the memorial at the crash site. now, there's a real effort under way to make this a very personal experience to allow the families the time and the space to griev


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